“Sourrento is a sour ale that was inspired by the lemon flavored spirt, Limoncello which hails from the city of Sorrento, Italy. To create this unique, sweetly sour flavor, we aged our sour blonde ale with both lemon zest and fresh vanilla beans. The resulting beer is somewhere between a classic sour blonde, a delightful Italian apertif, and a lemon meringue pie.”
Final Rating: 4.44/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Acquired in a trade with vitese, thank you!
Pours a nearly clear golden orange body with a big frothy white head that reduces fairly quickly, leaving little lacing and a little ring of white foam.
Aromas are tart, lactic, and a little funky, some citrus with oak to compliment, definitely vanilla / caramel present as well.
Taste is really nice and balanced, exceeding expectations. Sour citrus, lemon zest, lactic tartness, a nice vanilla bean flavor on the follow through, oak and funk on the finish, but not too sour, and none of the flavors take over. Mouthfeel is really nice too, crisp dry and refreshing, medium carbonation.
Overall a really nice beer with some unique notes, the vanilla and lemon zest really worked together which is surprising considering the odd combination. Really glad I got to try this.